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  • 2019-11月-25

A Prohibition—Do Not Judge

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Romans 2:1-6

By Rebekah

1.The Strength of Paul's prohibition

Paul uncovers a strange human foible: our tendency to be critical of everybody except ourselves. This is a great failure in church not only in the time of Paul, but also of our time, that very often We’re so focused on morality that we’ve lost sight of our own wickedness. As a result churches fill up with good and moral but lost people, who think they’ve got a leg up on the wicked Gentile who sleeps in on a Sunday.  

2.You'll be condemned if you condemn

If you don’t want to be judged, do not judge. If you don’t want to be condemned, do not condemn. For We “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)”, and sinners have no right to judge. When we judge others, we already put ourselves in a higher position. But Jesus said,

3.God judges man's deeds

God judges self-righteousness. God judges good and moral men for what they really are—wicked and depraved men who have rejected Jesus Christ; He judges them as men who have turned to morality and spirituality in hope of salvation rather than who fall before Him calling Him Lord, and repent in faith.

4.Go and judge no more

We are often as harsh in our judgment of others as we are lenient towards ourselves. We work ourselves up into a state of self-righteous indignation over the disgraceful behavior of other people, while the very same behavior seems not nearly so serious when it is ours. We even gain a vicarious satisfaction from condemning in others the very faults we excuse in ourselves.

We have no right to do the work of God; judgement is the work of our Creator and our Savior God, for His judgement is impartial, righteous, and inescapable.